star fruit

Origin of star fruit

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for star-fruit

star fruit

noun
  1. another name for carambola
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Word Origin and History for star-fruit
n.

Damasonium stellatum, 1857, from star (n.) + fruit (n.). So called for its shape.

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